July 2021 CarbonBetter® Impact Update
Every month we share the impact our customers have made through their use of CarbonBetter energy, which is included in every Provision clean energy plan. This update reflects the impact our customers made through June 2021. We’re honored to be able to provide affordable energy that makes a real difference.
Our Customers’ CarbonBetter Impact – July 2021 Update
Provision customers funded 30,929 mWh of clean energy generation since 10/2020, which could power nearly 3,325 homes for a year.*
Provision customers offset 15,594 tons of carbon since 10/2020, which is like avoiding over 38 million miles of driving.**
Provision customers funded planting 19,770 trees since 10/2020, which may sequester 325 tons of carbon.***
Want to be included in our next impact update?
It’s easy to contribute to the positive impact we make each month. All Provision energy plans include CarbonBetter energy, which helps you make a difference while you use energy at home. Our customers help fund clean energy generation through renewable energy certificates, offset carbon through carbon credits, and plant trees to aid in reforestation and increase our natural carbon-capturing capabilities. It’s never too late to start using your energy for good.
Featured CarbonBetter Project: Roscoe Wind Farm
The Roscoe Wind Farm, located near Roscoe, Texas, is one of the largest wind farms in the world. With over 600 turbines, the wind farm generates enough energy to power over 260,000 homes. Provision recently purchased renewable energy certificates that help fund the Roscoe Wind Farm. These RECs help support Roscoe Wind Farm’s ability to continue to provide clean energy to Texas residents.
Renewable Energy Certificates Explained
100% renewable electricity is included automatically in every Provision electricity supply plan, and we use renewable energy certificates, or RECs, to deliver on our clean energy promise. Homes are connected to the power grid by transmission lines, and the electricity that’s supplied is derived from a variety of generation resources, both renewable and non-renewable. This is because when clean energy is generated and put on the grid, it’s mixed with other fuel sources there, making it difficult for environmentally conscious consumers to supply their homes with 100% clean energy. Provision ensures more clean energy is put on the grid by funding renewable generators through the purchase of RECs. These certificates fund electricity generation equal to the volume consumed by Provision customers, thus leading to a cleaner grid and delivering on pour 100% clean energy promise. So far this year, Provision customers helped fund over 36,000 mWh of renewable electricity using RECs.
Texas: Taking the Lead in Wind Energy Production
Texas is often top of mind when we think about oil and gas production, but most people don’t realize that it is the biggest wind energy producer in the United States. The vast and rural Texas landscape offers plenty of space to build wind farms that can span over 100,000 acres. Another quality about Texas that makes it an ideal location for wind energy production is it’s located within a natural wind belt that generates a high volume of wind. Also, 500 miles of transmission lines span the state. This impressive infrastructure allows wind farms to easily transfer the power generated to residential and commercial locations for use. The wind energy produced at the wind farms around Texas accounts for 28% of all the wind energy within the United States. The contributions of these farms make Texas the fifth largest contributor to wind energy in the world. Everything is bigger in Texas including wind energy production.
A Focus on Clean Energy Generation and Usage
The Roscoe Wind Farm spans over 100,000 acres of land making it the largest onshore wind farm in the world. There are 627 turbines that generate energy from wind. The power generated from these turbines can supply power to 265,000 homes. By utilizing a wind farm to produce clean energy, Roscoe Wind Farm is also saving the environment from 375,000t of greenhouse gas emissions.
Every Provision Customer Makes a Difference
About CarbonBetter Impact Calculations:
*The typical home in your area uses 9,300 kWh of electricity per year.
Impact is calculated based on customers billings in the impact month, but planting, funding, and offsetting may not happen in that month. These activities must align with planting seasons and project life cycles to be effective. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.